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 April 2018 Issue:


  • MSMP's Rob Delf Award - Honoree Ed Grossenbacher, MD, helps medical students curb debt via free rent

  • MSMP News & Events

  • OHSU - Perfect Match!

  • Physician Profile: Osteopathic physician pioneers innovative bladder surgery technique

  • Focus on Pediatrics:
    • Initiative training providers to improve screenings for adolescent depression, suicide
    • Through partnership, pediatrician reaches out to improve gun safety

  • Off Hours: Two-wheeled treks

  • Online extra! Susan Tolle, MD, director of OHSU's Center for Ethics in Healthcare on communication skills of future physicians

  • Classifieds Marketplace


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January 2018

December 2017

November 2017


October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017


April 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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