I hope they do that everywhere because I'd hate to have an interview date with a bunch of 4.0, 41 pre-meds who have done research since age 5 and have personally saved hundreds of children from third world countries. After interviewing all of them, they'd meet me and be like "slacker!"I heard the dean of an allopathic medical school address the subject, and he indicated that, at least at his school, the admissions committee groups together applications based on GPA and MCAT then subsequently evaluates the best scores first. He said this was because the office wants to group people together on interviews with relatively similar abilities (so they can evaluate them accordingly, I guess?), but I suspect that the practice occurs because they want to get the best students admitted first.