I was just accepted as a transfer applicant to another program at a PGY-2 level. I was previously a PGY-3. I have been out of residency training for 4 years over some legal problems. Those problems are resolved. This is where it is odd: The program anticipates that I am going to have some hitches with the state licensing board when I submit my application for licensure. The Chair and Program Director have given me no letter of engagement, only a verbal statment that after they see where I am with the licensing board, they will start on my paper work on their end. Does anyone find this to be a normal course under the circumstance, or should I at least expect some letter of intent at this stage?