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.

At CEAL, clinical practitioners become competent in new procedures and develop ways to verify and assess levels of competency.

Programs and Resources


CEAL’s high-fidelity Patient Simulation Lab (PSL) was one of the first simulation facilities in the southeastern U.S.

Program for Medical Ultrasound

We teach the art and science of ultrasound to physicians, sonographers and other health professionals.

Standardized Patient Program

CEAL offers standardized patient educational and assessment opportunities in a variety of events to enhance and evaluate patient care interactions.

Human Tissue Services

The Anatomical Resource Clinical Training Center (ARCTC) is an innovative developer of novel curricula that enhance clinical procedure training.

Instructional Design and Educational Solutions

Our team innovates the learner experience by leveraging our expertise in simulation design, interprofessional education, gamification, visual design and curriculum evaluation.

Student-centered Experiential and Applied Learning Environment

Our technology and innovative room designs allow learners to move away from the passive role found in a typical lecture hall environment to active engagement with expert faculty and patients through case-based learning and problem solving with large group interaction.