October Member Spotlight: Isibhakome (Isi) Aigbe
October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women and girls across the country and throughout our history.
It’s the perfect month to showcase our first Member Spotlight!
Isibhakome (Isi) Aigbe is an internationally trained and licensed physician with over 13 years of clinical experience working with a diverse patient base. She has been a clinician/scientist in the field of Clinical Microbiology for the last seven years with an interest in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) of Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs). Isi worked as a general practitioner for six years before pursuing a residency program in Clinical Microbiology. She has since been at the forefront of managing patients with infectious disease processes, working tirelessly in the laboratory to diagnose these infections and manage them effectively while developing and implementing IPC policies, processes, and procedures to ensure safer and better outcomes for her patients and the community at large. This remains her utmost passion.
She has been actively involved in conceptualization, literature review, design, implementation, data collection, analysis, and report writing of various studies on HAIs and IPC strategies for co-authored publications. Isi immigrated to Canada with her family in 2018 and has made tremendous progress in obtaining licensure. Her passion led her to complete an infection prevention and epidemiology course through the Michener Institute in Toronto.
Isi was a participant in AIMGA’s Career Transition Program and is currently seeking positions that would harness her skills in Clinical Microbiological processes with an emphasis on infection prevention and control. She also seeks continued education opportunities in this field and is willing to learn new ways of approaching the scourge of HAIs.
Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our amazing IMG member. We wish Isi the best of luck in her future endeavours and many thanks to her for sharing her story and passion for infection prevention and control. We believe she is an asset to the Canadian healthcare system!
If you wish to be part of AIMGA’s member spotlight series, please get in touch with Yasmin Zaky, media studies intern, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to showcasing your skills, experience, talents, and aspirations!