Let me know which candidate you think would have a better chance at an Ophthalmology Residency, assuming their applications were similar (besides the obvious differences I point out). The Medical School they attend uses an Honors, Pass, Fail System. Student A has 3 Ophthalmology Publications (all papers in respected journals), but has not gotten honors in any of his classes. Student B has 1 Publication of a poster (2nd author) that was presented at ARVO (huge eye meeting), and he has gotten honors in about 2/3 of his classes. Assuming their other stats (clinical evals, board scores, etc...) were similar, who would have the advantage here? Thanks for the help.