In fact, residency is the same internship, only twice as long. If you chose residency, then in a year your fellow interns will become independent doctors, earn money, and start families. And you will still be a half-student, half-doctor running errands, receiving an infamous scholarship. And you will be embarrassed to realize this.
Consciously, in my observation, those who are afraid or do not want to work independently, who are not ready for an independent life, go to residency. Residency (as well as internship) is a minimum responsibility, all appointments for patients, all records in medical records are strictly censored by the head of the department (he is responsible for you). This is a shorter working day, the minimum number of patients for a resident, no shifts, attendance at lectures and classes at the department.
The end of the residency does NOT affect the doctor's salary and status in ANY way. On the contrary, those who studied in the internship are quicker to start independent work, learn to take responsibility and earn more money.
If I'm not mistaken, the boarding school will be canceled in 2016. And all students will be required to take residency.
An internship is a one-year continuation of medical education. The residency is more complex (two-year training is considered more complete). Both options allow you to effectively apply the knowledge already acquired by the medical student in practice, and all the actions of the intern or student of the residency are performed under the supervision of experienced staff Also, the list of specialties available for residency and internship may differ (neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, etc.). In general, that's all :)