GCB Bank Ltd. has provided GH¢150,000 to enable 30 medical students across the country embark on their 2019 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.
The sponsorship forms part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility toward health and education.
This support exposes medical students to the practice of health care delivery in other countries.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Managing Director of GCB Bank, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, commended the students for their hard work and dedication toward studies. He charged them to stay focused on their chosen profession and help elevate the standards of healthcare in the country.
He added that the bank will continue to support education-related initiatives, of which the medical exchange programme is an integral part.
The leader for this year’s beneficiaries, Mr. Darrel Sackey, thanked the bank for the support that came in at a crucial time. He added that the support will 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 practice is done in the advanced world.
She said, through GCB’s sponsorship, she had gained a wealth of experience that will impact on her profession as a doctor.
The support is expected to enhance the expertise of young doctors who will return to serve the nation with the knowledge and experience they have acquired.
Last year, GCB sponsored 27 students for the same programme.