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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2002

Dayton Internist is reelected to the Board of Regents of
the Nation's Largest Medical Specialty Society

DAYTON, OHIO--Barbara L. Schuster, M.D., has been elected to a second term on the American College of Physicians--American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) Board of Regents. Her term will begin during the ACP-ASIM Annual Session, April 11-14, 2002, in Philadelphia.

Schuster is chair and professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University and is on active staff at Miami Valley Hospital.

Schuster was first elected to the ACP-ASIM Board of Regents in 1999. She is chair of the ACP-ASIM education committee, and has been a member of the nominations and awards committees. She is also a member of the Association of Professors of Medicine, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and is a representative to the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Schuster received her M.D. from the University of Rochester.
Schuster is board-certified in internal medicine and is a Master of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

ACP-ASIM is the nation's largest medical specialty society. Its membership comprises more than 115,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students. Internists are specialists in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses that primarily affect adults. The Board of Regents manages ACP-ASIM business and affairs. Regents serve a maximum of two three-year terms.

The ACP-ASIM is dedicated to the advancement of internal medicine so that its members can provide the best quality care for their patients. A non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, it is the second-largest physician group in the United States. Its mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Doctors of internal medicine can practice general internal medicine; subspecialize in cardiology, gastroenterology, or other areas; or provide both general and subspecialty care. Internists provide the majority of health care to adults in the United States.