I'm in my first gap year right now and didn't decide on medical school until some time after I graduated, although I have completed all my prerequisites. My cGPA is not that great at 3.45 and science GPA is a 3.1. I also don't have any type of volunteer experience or clinical volunteer experience. I guess being a scribe would be my best option to gain experience in my gap years. What I'm mostly concerned about is research. Since i'm not in a college anymore, I'm not really sure how I would get research experience.My ultimate interest is in mental health and I would want to be a psychiatrist. Would medical schools look for research if that is my aim? Should I even make the effort to get it or should I just focus on things like volunteering, shadowing and getting a job like CNA or Scribe.