I just wrote a six-page Review-Of-Antibiotics lecture for my students. It’s a great topic; it’s hard to memorize all that crap, so people can use the review at pretty much any time in their education. It’s incredibly applicable to day-to-day practice, which students tend to prefer over theoretical topics (at least, in my experience). Plus, it ties in some basic science and some microbiology and some Quick-Tips-That-Will-Make-You-Look-Super-Smart-On-Rounds.
I feel really, really productive!
But there’s no way I’ll be able to squeeze this whole thing in at once over the course of a workday.
So maybe I’ll do the review a small chunk at a time.
That means I probably won’t need to prepare anything else formal-lecture-wise over the course of this month.
I get a new batch of students later this month, too. I can give them the same lectures, without having to do any more prep work.
I get a new batch of students every month, come to think of it.
And if I continue to teach, I’ll get new batches of students every month for the rest of my career.
This leads to a completely unavoidable conclusion:
Technically, I never have to put together another formal lecture again!
Okay, now I feel really, really lazy.