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Benefits of Applied Learning

The healthcare environment is constantly changing. New surgical devices, new procedures and new methods of treatment are introduced each year. The need for professionals to improve the ways in which they work – individually and in groups – is increasing. The need for industry, government organizations and health care organizations to engage with a hands-on, applied learning environment is more paramount now than ever before. Education of health care professionals that excel in their field is more dependent on application of knowledge than ever before. 

Why Applied Learning?

Applied learning is a principle that crosses all disciplines and gives learners ways to gain expertise through application. While not unique to medicine, applied learning does have a special benefit in this venue. In order to develop the confidence and capability to use a new medical device, procedure or technique, learners need the experience of hands-on training. At the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning, we provide our learners with this experience through the use of fresh human tissue, synthetic tissue, tabletop task trainers, standardized patients and other patient simulation methods. The learners' levels of competency is easily verified in the experiential and applied educational environment. 

How to Partner with Us

The Center for Experiential and Applied learning works with Wake Forest School of Medicine programs (MD, PA, CRNA< Graduate), a variety of federal, private and non-profit health care organizations. Regular partnerships with industry help them introduce and expand upon new products, new devices and new procedures. Working in a range of specialties, including trauma care, emergency medicine, critical care and critical care transport, pulmonary medicine and nursing. Solutions allow partners to develop novel curricula, unavailable at other locations, which help solve problems and improve patient safety and outcomes.

Get Started

Send an email or call (336) 713-7876 for more information. We look forward to discussing how the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning can help you reach your learning objectives.

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Center for Experiential and Applied Learning


Administrative Office
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education 
2nd Floor
475 Vine Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101 


Ground Floor, Reynolds Tower
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1039

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