Table 3. Descriptions of the nine ‘outstanding’ male (n = 8) and female (n = 1) role models
Description of a male role model Description of a female role model
‘It’s when he meets a patient… He is a social genius’ (female, student)     ‘She had a really good relationship to patients. It was almost as if patients hugged her at the end and thanked her.’ (female, student)
‘He is like… well he is magical. I felt that I could ask anything without feeling stupid’ (female, student)  
‘He was so incredibly good, like, he knew everything’ (male, student)  
‘If I could become half the doctor he is, I would be really successful’ (female, student)  
‘He was very, very, very knowledgeable in his area too’ (male, faculty)  
‘A completely, thoroughly good person’ (male, student)  
 ‘A fantastic person, a good person’ (female, faculty)  
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