Perceptual and Adaptive Learning Modules: An Effective and Efficient Way of Teaching Clinical Pattern Recognition

Med Insight LT and STAT!Ref have partnered to provide a revolutionary advanced learning technology with the introduction of Perceptual-Adaptive Learning Modules (PALMs). Developed by Dr. Phillip Kellman, the principal investigator at UCLA Human Perception Lab and his team of researchers, PALMs is the only learning technology that offers a patented combination of perceptual and adaptive sequencing based on both accuracy and speed of learners to improve learning and retention of information.


PALMs offers existing, already developed suites, as seen below, ready for purchase. Or, in place of or in addition to purchasing already created suites, there are options to customize and build your own suites using specific institutionally-owned materials and existing curricula content.

PALMs Suites:

This collection includes PALMs for training interpretation of clinical tests related to diagnosing cardiac abnormalities. Examples of such tests are blood pressure determination, 12-lead ECG, bedside cardiac ultrasound, and transesophageal echocardiography.

This collection trains the vocabulary for describing skin lesion morphologies, configurations and distributions as well as identification and discrimination of common dermatologic disorders. PALMs for mixed skin types as well as those specific to dark skin are included.

This collection trains users to distinguish among the basic pathologic processes of cell & tissue injury/repair, acute inflammation, chronic inflammation, and neoplasia as well as normal histology.

This collection uses PALMs to train interpretation of common clinical tests and measurements made during gynecologic examinations, pregnancy and childbirth. Examples are interpretation of fetal heart rate patterns and colposcopy images.

This collection aims to train identification of normal anatomy based on CTs, plane field x-rays, MRIs, and ultrasound images as well as training interpretation of pathologies present in these images.

This collection focuses on training identification of ultrasound views (planes) and normal anatomical structures along with discriminating pathologies present in ultrasound images and video clips.

Click here to contact us today or call 1-800-901-5494 to inquire about this new resource and how it can be applied to your curricula, classes and labs.