So far I've been logging my cases as "first assistant". I'm talking about the cases where it's just me and the attending doing the case. But I just noticed that none of my cases are counting toward my defined catagories. Apparently only cases logged as "junior surgeon" count. When the case is done with just myself and the attending am I the "junior surgeon"? The ACGME manual describes the "surgeon junior" catagory as "all cases credited as surgeon prior to chief year. But credited by who? How do I find this out? Am I "first assistant" only when there's a more senior resident there too? Also, am I supposed to be logging my hours somewhere also? No one's mentioned that to me. I'm keeping a record of them but I havn't logged them anywhere yet. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.