Is an intern higher than a resident?

At completion of the internship year, interns enter residency. At this point, they’ve earned their M.D. degrees and may practice independently as general practitioners. However, the majority of doctors at this level pursue further training as residents.

How long does it take for an intern to become a resident?

Residency can range from an additional two years of education to an additional seven years of training, depending on the specialty. For example, a family practice residency would be two years of residency while a surgery residency may last five, seven, or more years.

How long is residency?

A residency program is equivalent to an internship for a doctor, and they take three to seven years to complete. Pay attention to the specialty you select so you know how long it should take to finish your residency program.

What is an intern for doctors?

An intern is a physician in their first year of residency following graduation of medical school. Most often the intern is who a medical student will most commonly interact with during clinical rotations. An intern will usually rotate through various specialties, regardless of their chosen specialty.