The oldest document in our archives indicates that the Resident Staff Organization (RSO) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) was active since 1975. Prior to that, there are documents pertaining to the Association of Medical Schools in the Middle East (AMSME). Back in 1976, the parking cost 375 L.L. per year, and the RSO members were lobbying for 8 L.L. per day meal tickets.