Hello, I am currently a in a health care professional school, considering applying for DO/Med School. I am somewhat ignorant to the internship/residency requirements/advantages though. My focus post-grad is private family practice, therefore my choice for internship/residency would be family practice or a traditional rotating internship i imagine. My understanding is that an internship is your first year and that a residency is three years total (including the first year internship). What are the requirements for licensure/practice and advantages/disadvantages with insurance allowances/reimbursement? Are you allowed to only complete the internship and then move on to licensed practice or are you required (and/or have more insurance advantages) to completing the full three year residency? Also what, in general, is a med students student loan debt coming out of graduation? Thanks for the info!