I am a medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and am to graduate in 2010. I graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and practiced as a Registered Nurse for 10 years prior to starting medical school. As a mature non-traditional student I have managed to juggle two pregnancies, medical school studies and family life while being in medical school. I was a post bac student at CSUF and an active member and past SHPA president. I cannot speak more highly for the Health Advisory office, the faculty advising and the organization SHPA. All were instrumental in helping guide my non-traditional pathway to a fantastic medical school such as UCLA.