GCB Bank Ltd. has provided GH¢ 150,000.00 to 30 medical students across the country to enable them to embark on a medical exchange programme.
The students are scheduled to travel to Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, USA, Spain, Israel and other countries to study and acquaint themselves with best practices in medical education in other countries.
The sponsorship forms part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility towards health and education.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Managing Director of GCB Bank, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, commended the students for their hard work and dedication towards their studies.
He charged them to stay focused on their chosen profession and help elevate the standards of healthcare in the country.
He said the Bank would continue to support education related initiatives, which the medical exchange programme is an integral part.
Leader for this year’s beneficiaries, Mr. Darrel Sackey, thanked the Bank for its support, which had come at the appropriate time, adding that, the support would go a long way to impact on their training as doctors.
A beneficiary of last year’s sponsorship package, Ms. Ruth Agyekum shared her experience at Brown University, which is an Ivy League University in the USA.
She was grateful to GCB for giving her the opportunity to add to her life experiences and to see how medical education and its practice is done in the advance world.
She said through GCB’s sponsorship she had gained a wealth of experience, which will impact on her profession as a doctor.
The support is expected to enhance the expertise of the young doctors who will return to serve the nation with the knowledge and experience acquired.
Last year GCB sponsored 27 students for the same programme.