The Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL) brings together a variety of resources at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Innovation Quarter to create a center for shared learning among professionals. Clinical practitioners become competent in new procedures and develop ways to verify and assess levels of competency.

CEAL encompasses multiple locations, state-of-the-art facilities and specialized education and assessment services for learners in all stages of their careers.

Our Vision

To Train One, Train Many. To Help One, Help Many.

Our Mission

CEAL exists to serve Wake Forest Baptist Health and the healthcare community by promoting and sustaining the delivery of superior patient care, using experiential and applied learning that is grounded in educational theory and scientific discovery.

Our Values

We seek to advance the delivery of health care by providing hands-on immersive learning for current and future clinical professionals. We are guided by a responsibility to the patients who will be treated by the health care practitioners we support. For that reason, our primary mission is to improve the care and safety of the patients who will fall under the care of the students we train.


Download the CEAL FY20 Annual Report