Tich Changamire, MD
- Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
- Pre-MBA: Physician in Boston
Tich Changamire, MD
Post Graduation Goals:
To make healthcare accessible to more people globally. I am still figuring out the best way to contribute.
Favorite GSB Memory So Far:
Global Study Trip (GST) to Australia during the winter break.
Get out of bed. Take a quick shower. I check my email and read some newspapers online.
Walk to my Data and Decisions class, right across the street.
Data and Decisions class. Today we learned about multiple regression and its applications to Big Data. We discussed predicting online ad revenues for a big department store.
Managerial Finance class. We discussed valuation with leverage. It’s been fun learning all the technical terms and tools in finance.
Grab lunch with friends at Arbuckle. Good to catch up. Excused myself 15 minutes before class to collect my thoughts and prepare for my marketing class.
Marketing class. We learned about branding today. This class has taught me a lot about the fundamentals of business.
Go back to Schwab and take a one-hour nap. Sometimes I just can’t resist the temptation of an afternoon nap, especially when Schwab is only 5 minutes away.
Go to Australia study trip reunion.
TALK. At TALK, two classmates talk about their lives to a group of MBAs in the MBA lounge. This is one of the best ways to get to learn about our classmates.
Quick read and preparation for Optimization and Simulation Modeling, and Microeconomics classes. Read and respond to some emails and make a quick phone call to my sister in Beijing.
Bedtime. What a full and productive day.
Get up, take a quick shower, read emails and news headlines.
Walk to my Managerial Microeconomics class. It is nice and sunny today. In Microeconomics, we learned about incentives and bonuses, including their relationship with productivity and quality.
Walk back to Schwab and stop by the coffee station to grab a cup of tea. Finish watching online videos in preparation for my Optimization and Simulation Modeling (OSM) class. We call it “Awesome.”
Catch up at lunch with my fellow “squad” mates. This was the group I worked very closely with in Leadership Labs.
OSM class. Today we discussed how to optimize revenue and booking for an airline flying between five different cities.
Head back to Schwab to prepare for my leadership coaching meeting. Today we will discuss "meaning maps."
Meeting with my Personal Leadership Coach (PLC). My PLC is an MBA2 Arbuckle leadership fellow. We meet once a week to discuss various professional and personal matters. Today we discussed “meaning mapping,” an activity that helped me identify what’s meaningful to me in my personal, social and work life, and how I can think about that in choosing a career after the GSB. Our session was a one hour walk around the beautiful Stanford campus.
Study group meeting with my Data and Decisions group to discuss our final project. For this project, we are analyzing the co-relations of personality and professional advancement in a big professional services firm.
Dinner with a medical student considering applying to the MD/MBA program.
Doing laundry in Schwab. The Schwab residential center is conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from the Knight Management Center. Had a drink with my Schwab suite mate while the laundry is running.
Emails and bedtime. No class tomorrow, so not much coursework to prepare this evening.
Get up and go for a quick run on campus. It was quite a beautiful morning.
Go to a friend’s house for my monthly breakfast club brunch. A friend came up with the idea of a group of 10 of us who meet up for brunch once a month. Interesting conversation about staying true to what brought each of us to the GSB.
Meeting with the planning committee for the Stanford Africa Forum, a one-day event that brings together people within the Stanford community who are interested in this region's economic development. Today we are designing the registration website and brainstorming the panels that will take place.
Meeting with Finance study group. Discussing a case on stock options.
Dinner with suite mate. He is Italian and a very good cook. He made a very delicious pasta dish.
Reading cases for tomorrow’s classes and replying to emails.
Bedtime and ready for a new week!