Finally, the manual presents a preliminary guide on forming a housestaff
organization. It discusses steering committees, executive committees, administrative
support, funding, meetings, and communications with members. Next year, we
will publish a manual that will present more detailed information on forming
a housestaff organization. That manual will be written for the executive committee
of a new or emerging housestaff organization as it seeks formal recognition
and acceptance from teaching institutions. It will include a sample constitution
and bylaws, dues invoices, articles of recognition, and other documents.