Wake Forest Baptist Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL) Receives Two International Accreditations

Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL), part of  Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, received full accreditation for our institutional simulation center from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) with recognition in the areas of teaching and learning.  CEAL also received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a comprehensive accredited education institute (AEI).

SSH Society for Simulation in Healthcare AEI logo Accredited

CEAL has physical locations on the 4th floor of Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education (BGCME) in Innovation Quarter and at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on various floors in Reynolds Tower, Janeway Tower, Ambulatory Care, and Gray buildings.  CEAL also conducts simulation, ultrasound, standardized patient, and anatomical resource programming in-situ within the Wake Forest Baptist Health network including community hospitals.  

CEAL is comprised of a team of both faculty and staff by which these accreditations would not have been possible including Justin Traunero, MD and Clancy Clark, MD

Established in 2004, the SSH is the largest international simulation accreditation organization and seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation.  

The ACS is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for surgical patients.  The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery.   Established by the American College of Surgeons’ Division of Education, with approval from the Board of Regents, the AEI Consortium accredited its first institutes in 2006. Today the Consortium is a network of 88 Comprehensive and 10 Focused ACS-AEIs. The AEI program offers unique opportunities for collaborative research.