Naive New Med Student Question... The characters on Grey's Anatomy are continually being referred to by their superior officers as interns. And, that would assume that they are doing an internship. But the other episode, I thought I heard them say something about residency. Soooo, I'm just wondering what's the process for a med school graduate wanting to go into sugery like the people on Grey's. 1- Internship? Starts right after med graduation, right? I always thought it was year 1 of residency. Or does the internship come before residency? 2- Residency? What the hell! Are the people on Grey's 1st year interns or 1st year residents? 3- Fellowship? Sorry for the naive question, but what exactly is it? After that... Any other specialty training? And how many years at each step?