Nic Thompson is a second year resident in emergency medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Originally from Texas, she attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she earned her MD along with an MBA concentrating in Health Organization Management. Her interests are broad and include student and resident education, simulation, resuscitation, and professional relationship development. An idealist, she seeks a meaningful life without limits, and is convinced all the world’s problems can be solved. Naturally, she requires a lot of wine and carbohydrates to reconcile this with reality. She is mommy to two independent and free spirits, daughter Sage Mae (age 7) and son Lowndes Oliver (age 2).