I was really upset with my UC Davis rejection so I contacted my pre-med advisor there. She spoke to the director of admissions and he told her that their process is to give each faculty committee member 35 applications. From this batch, only 5 can be recommended for an interview. I don't know if this is a common practice with other schools, but I know Northwestern has multiple people look at an application before a decision for a 2ndary, interview, reject/acceptance/hold can be made. One person picking 5 applicants out of 35 seems random and un-thorough to me. Oh yeah, the director also confirmed that they're not accepting appeals this year. I'm convinced that the reason for this is b/c of the AMCAS problems and UCD's disorganization. Sorry if I seem like I'm whining. I just really wanted to be considered there. Anyway, I hope this info is useful to some of you.