The Scribe is the official, full-color newspaper for the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland (MSMP).

The Scribe reflects on all aspects of medicine – academic, clinical, legal and technological – and covers issues and trends that affect all of Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties’ 9,000 physicians and physician assistants. The newspaper features articles written by and about physicians and medical students, advancements in medicine and wellness, and also promotes upcoming MSMP events and educational opportunities.

Watch for The Scribe, circulated the second Tuesday of every month.

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In the January 2018 Issue:


  • MSMP News & Events

  • Medical Student Perspective: The power of stories

  • Physician Wellness: A vision to serve humanity and the environment

  • Focus on Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery:
    • Reconstructive, cosmetic surgery procedures on the rise nationwide and locally
    • Advances in hand surgery lead to regaining function faster, great range of motion

  • Off Hours: A snapshot of a physician-photographer

  • OHSU to provide new gene therapy for a form of blindness

  • Classifieds Marketplace

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January 2017

Do you or someone you know enjoy a hobby or activity you’d like to share? The Portland Physician Scribe regularly features Off Hours, a focus on how medical professionals spend time away from the office. If you have an Off Hours story idea, we’d love to hear it! 

Please contact Scribe editors Barry and Melody Finnemore at scribe@msmp.org or 360-597-4909.  Thanks for your interest in The Scribe!

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