Bushra Bilal, a-IPC

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Company/Organization:Inaya Medical College

First Certified: October 2020

1.    What made you want to pursue a career in infection prevention and control?

Having completed my Masters degree from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) in Control of Infectious Diseases and being a physician, becoming a certified IPC professional had been on my career radar for a long time. Getting a-IPC certified was yet another step in achieving this goal. It has given me an insight on the current trends and practices in the field of infection prevention and control, especially in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, I am involved in the IPAC unit in my organization and looking forward to appearing for the full CIC certification next year!