applicant #1: I'm a 5'2" 99 lb nerd who isn't into sports and couldn't tell you the difference between a barbell and a dumbell. But I look good on paper and I know my stuff in the OR. What are my chances of getting into an Orthopedic Surgery residency????? applicant #2 I'm a chick who's just as smart as the scrawny nerd above. What are my chances???? applicant #3 I'm 6'4" musclebound, I played B-ball for a D-1 college, I'm a frat boy, and I can chug a beer in less than 3 seconds. However, my class rank, board scores, etc. pretty much suck. What are my chances???