What is The Peer Network?
The Peer Network is a social rewards system from The Clinical Advisor that rewards logged-in users with points and badges for completing certain actions on the site. It also encourages users to interact with each other. Click here for more information.
Do I need to log in to participate?
Yes. You can log in with your Clinical Advisor user name and password. If you do not have an account you can click Register in the top right-hand part of the website.
How do I get points?
You can accumulate points by performing a number of different actions on the site ranging from viewing an article to answering a Derm Dx quiz correctly. The number of points varies by the action and will be displayed in a popup at the bottom the screen. For example, you will earn 25 points for visiting the website compared to 500 points for having a Derm Dx published. By accumulating points, you will rise from level to level.
What if I don't see my points right away?
If you submit a clinical pearl, clinical photo, clinical question, Derm Dx, or cartoon caption, Clinical Advisor editors will review your submission and assign you points manually within 24-48 business hours. These points will not show up immediately after submission.
What are the badges for and how do I get them?
In addition to points, certain actions are rewarded with small icons representing the action. These are displayed in a popup at the bottom of the screen.
How do I add a profile image?
Click on "Settings" located in the top right of The Peer Network widget on the right-hand side of the site and then select "Upload a picture from your computer". You can also change your profile page, which you can access by clicking on your profile image.
How do I disable the popups?
Click on "Settings" located in the top right of The Peer Network widget on the right-hand side of the site and then click the "Hide browser notifications" box. You can also change your profile page, which you can access by clicking on your profile image.