Emam Sha Badusha, BSN-RN, CIC

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Company/Organization: Cambridge Medicial & Rehabilitation Center

Title: Infection Control and Occupational Safety and Health Officer

First Certified: July 2020

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

It's a really challenging profession to save the lives of the patients and health care providers from many of the contagious diseases.

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

Career in infection prevention and control will definitely change the way you perceive life. It improves your decision making abilities, leadership skills and there is high demand in the healthcare industry for certified infection prevention and control professionals. 

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

It was a dream come true! After continuous hard work and dedication for months, I cleared my CIC exam in the first attempt. Thanks to APIC text, managers and colleagues for sharing the valuable knowledge. The career in Infection Prevention and Control is always an interesting, challenging and I'm enjoying every bit of it. 

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

APIC text online

5. What advice would you give someone pursuing certification?

Definitely, 200% you have to get your certification

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

As a member of APIC, reading infection control journals and materials

7. 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 credential has boosted up my confidence and helped me a better job placement.

9. Are there any CIC® stories that keep you up at night?

I remember, one of my colleagues had to attempt five times to clear her first exam and thinking of it before the exam will give me nerves.