One moment, processing...
Login to see members only content
Add a New Entry
Post a Discussion
How to Get Started
Add a New Blog
After approximately the third lecture of the school year, everyone in my class decides where his or her seat is. Not just for the day or week, but every day for the next two semesters. If we didn't change classrooms every year, I'm sure our seats would be the same for the entire six academic semesters. We just DO NOT move. Why is this?
If I had any artistic ability, I would draw you a picture of my lecture hall seating chart and label where all 70 students sit (my mentor's classmate actually did this and then shared it on Facebook years after graduation). My seat is second from the aisle in the third of five rows. What does that say about me? What if I sat in the middle of the first row? The end of the back row? What does a static seating chart say about us as a class, as a larger social group?
In an environment that is frequently challenging and overwhelming (e.g. pharmacy school), might this be our way of creating a sense of comfort and security? When we question ourselves about whether we will make good pharmacists, can we fall back on the support network of classmates that we have woven through structure and routine?
I believe so. Because on the days I doubt my abilities or fall short of my expectations of myself, I sit down in my self-assigned seat among the people I have come to know so well over the last three years, and I am comforted by the simple pattern I helped create and I know that I am in the right place.
Fri, Dec 07, 2012 05:10 PM
Copy and paste the link below into other web pages, documents, or email messages to allow immediate, permanent access to this page. Security settings will remain in place and login will be necessary for protected content.
No Related Resource entered.
No Comments submitted.
© 2013 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. All rights reserved.
Powered by Higher Logic's Connected Community