First male nurse at Barts. Roderick Wells, who qualified in 1982, remembers:
I was asked at my interview by a lady called Helen Gribble, if I realised that, if I was taken
on to be at Barts, I would be the first male student they'd had. Clearly I didn't realise that
until that point, and she asked me how I would react to it. I replied 'well - it's something of a
challenge, but as I come from a family with two older sisters and had recently been working
with a lot of ladies in the accident and emergency department where I was portering, I didn't
think it would be a major problem'. I have to say I'm not sure that I realised I would be 1 of 52
when I started, and the only male but, - anyway it still didn't put me off!