Hi.. I am senior graduating in May and applying this year for medical school after retaking my MCAT in April. However, I have no solid research experience and thus no publishing, etc. My GPA is a 3.92 and I have lots of volunteer experience and shadowing experience. I should be able to get a 27-29 MCAT score this April. In addition, I will have solid letters of recommendation from my unviersity's health science recommendations committee. In this year that I will have off, I plan to do an EMT B course and perhaps work as one in a hospital. However, I will have no research experience. Will this keep me from getting into medical schools in Illinois? I believe that I might be able to compensate for that lack of research with some EMT experience. Please offer your thoughts.