Big Hospitals In Pa Worry They May Face Staffing Shortages

05.14.18 | Sarah Harnisch

A delay in processing licenses for doctors-in-training is at the root of the concern.

Eight weeks into the implementation of a new online system for licensing that was supposed to accelerate the process, only around 17% of the state's 9,600 trainees have gotten their credentials.

If they don't get those licenses, they can't practice or study medicine.

State officials say they are confident they can get the problems fixed in time.