CEAL Receives Two International Accreditations

January 5, 2021

The Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL) 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)

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. SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation, and fosters the improvement and application of simulation-based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers. 

The ACS’s Division of Education launched the AEI Consortium in 2005 and is now a network of 88 comprehensive and 10 focused ACS-AEIs. The AEI program offers unique opportunities for collaborative research, while educating and training practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education. 

CEAL has physical locations on the 4th floor of Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education 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 led by Executive Director JaNae Joyner, PhD, MHA, and includes a team of both faculty and staff who made these accreditations possible, including Justin Traunero, MD, and Clancy Clark, MD.