Ahmed Soliman, CIC

Location: Dubai
Company/Organization: International Modern Hospital-Dubai
Title: Infection Control Officer 
First certified: April 2023

  1. Why did you choose a career in infection prevention and control?

 A constant sense of goodness and pride as I prevent an infection that could end a patient's life

  1. What advice would you give someone who is interested in an infection prevention and control career?

Once you are in the track of Infection control you will never feel tired more over you will be curious to learn more things. Always follow the evidence-based practices and Practice them in your daily professional life.  

  1. What does being a CIC® mean to you?

It gives recognition and value for your position globally and not limited to your working place. 

  1. What was the best studying method for you when preparing for the initial certification examination?

Is the experience itself during the initial stages of working as an infection control professional. Later, APIC guides , YouTube channels & CDC play a key role in polishing the knowledge with updated guidelines

  1. What advice would you give someone pursuing certification?

 Establish your foundation in infection control. Use your experience and your knowledge to guide you in answering questions. Do not rush; spend time analyzing the questions.

  1. How do you stay up-to-date on infection prevention and control practices?

 By frequently reading guidelines and standards and attending seminars, webinars and national conferences. 

  1.  How has the CIC® helped you grow professionally and in your career?

 By doing this, staff members, volunteers, Patients , and even family members aware about policies and procedures and evidence-practices to prevent the spread of infection. Obtaining my CIC gave me a boost in self-confidence to lead the Infection Prevention and Control program in my workplace.