Hey everyone, I'm a new poster here and wanted to get your thoughts on something. I'm interested in pursuing veterinary medicine, and from my understanding the pre-vet and pre-med tracks are pretty much the same. Both vet school and med school last 4 years, but the difference seems to be that in vet school the first two years are intense studying and the last two are more hands on. Unless vets specilize, they usually don't intern (and if they do specialize, the internships seem to only be 1-2 years). So anyways, why do doctors have to do residency for so long (3-7 years to my understanding), and does med school only consist of studying and very little hands on until residency? Are vet school and med school of equal intensity? I don't plan on becoming a doctor, but I'm just curious.