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September 10, 2018 | Education

GCB Bank Supports 23 Medical Students Abroad

Kobina Makuom
GCB Bank Supports 23 Medical Students Abroad

GCB Bank Ltd. has provided GH¢ 73,600.00 to enable 23 medical students across the country embark on their 2018 medical exchange programme.

The students are to travel to Germany, Hong Kong, USA, Spain, Israel among other countries to study and acquaint themselves with best practices in medical education.

Three of the students will have the opportunity to study in Ivy League universities in the USA namely Brown, Yale and Cornell respectively.

The sponsorship forms part of the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility which supports the programme annually by the International Federation of Medical Students' Association.

The support exposes the medical students to the practice of health care delivery in other countries.

Compliance and best industry practices worldwide require business entities to invest in CSR activities to help bridge the gap between economic and social capital which is a

key measure by which business performance is judged and positioned as a good corporate citizen.

The support is expected to enhance the expertise of the young doctors who will return to serve the nation with the knowledge and experience they have acquired.

Last year GCB sponsored 20 medical students on the same programme

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