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Whole Body Donation Program

The Whole Body Donation Program serves the instructional needs of thousands of students and health care providers through all of the medical courses or studies at Wake Forest using donated human bodies or tissues.

The mission of the program is to improve patient care outcomes and to enhance patient safety with hands-on training for learners to travel to Wake Forest from around the world for experiential and applied learning courses. These donations enable courses, procedure-training events and research studies that save lives, develop or advance new therapeutic procedures, new medical devices and new methods of treatment to lengthen and improve the quality of life of many patients.

Cadavers are a fundamental requirement for medical or physician assistant students learning anatomy. They are also vital for experienced doctors and other health care providers to develop or practice clinical skills and procedures that improve patient treatment outcomes and for answering challenging medical research questions. First responders providing medical aid for local and regional law enforcement teams as well as military personnel and medics all benefit from hands-on training in the center.

On behalf of learners and patients, the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning wants to thank you for considering this significant way of leaving a legacy to improve the health care of future generations.

Email us or call us at 336-716-4369 to learn more about the Whole Body Donation Program.

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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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