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[Comment] Learning from role modelling: making the implicit explicit

Role models are central to the formation of physicians’ professional identity. So it is important for medical education to understand the processes by which individuals learn from role models.1–3 Although much has been written on role modelling, more data are needed to support thinking on how individuals learn from their role models. A recent study by Passi and Johnson4 casts light on the hidden process of positive role modelling in medicine.