What exactly determines whether somebody gets an interview invite? Is luck a huge component of this process? I still have 0 interviews despite applying to 30+ schools -- I was complete at almost all of them in early July or late June. In fact, I have already received three rejections!
1000+ hrs clinical volunteering
1700+ hrs non-clinical
1500+ research ( pub on the way )
500+ hours paid employment while a full time student ( waiter, tutor, etc. )
Unique personal statement, very well-written secondaries and AMCAS activity descriptions.
But still.. nothing. I'm confident that I'll receive something by the time the cycle ends, but I'm wondering what kind of applicant gets priority for interviews.