Dr. Erika L. Thompson graduated Dec. 9 from the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Thompson is a 2005 graduate of Elkins High School. In May 2008, Thompson graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from WVU and received the Outstanding Scholar Award as being the highest-ranked student in her graduating class.
She entered the WVU School of Medicine in August 2008. While at the School of Medicine, she was awarded honors recognition and recently was named as a West Virginia Family Medicine Rural Scholar. She has been offered and has accepted a residency program with the Charleston Area Medical Center Hospital in Charleston.
Thompson is the daughter of Rich and Tammie Thompson, the sister of Dr. Ashley Thompson Griffiths and the granddaughter of Herman and Fay Thompson, Johanna Nelson of Elkins and the late Earl Nelson.