Amal Ahmed Ali, CIC

Location: Al Ahsa Saudi Arabia
Company/Organization: Al Ahsa Hospital
Title: Infection Control Practitioner
First certified: Dec 2019

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

Because I believe the roles of IPC in patient safety and how it can save lives.

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

We share with anyone was interested in IPC all the book sand all the guides will help to understand and implement goals as IPC. 

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

CIC mean to me if someone has a dream he has to work on it hard and he will win surely. 

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

A group study through a WhatsApp group and virtual meeting with my friends and also, my favorite, YouTube. 

  1. What advice would you give someone pursuing certification?

My Advice is don't give up, you ahve to work hard by making plans and you will achieve your goal. 

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


  1. Are you part of an APIC or IPAC Canada chapter? If so, would you recommend it to others?  


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

CIC helped me to find a job in IPC field and to gain more knowledge and experience. 

  1. Are there any CIC® stories that keep you up at night? This can be related to the examination or a specific patient story that stands out.

Actually my story makes me more strong and confident because I lost my job when I was working in the lab because of my dream, because I started to do my postgrad in Public Health and started studying for the CIC alone by self-learning and support of my friends, finally I would like to thank the CIC leadership for always support and help.