Adjunct Clinical Faculty

Hospital teaching faculty and current SCS residents may apply for a clinical faculty appointment with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. A clinical faculty status provides access to all MSU Health Sciences Digital Library resources via a NetID and password. These can be obtained through the following process:

  1. First, the physician must register and complete an application for Clinical Faculty Appointment and submit per the requirements.
  2. To receive your ZPID and NetID you must contact
  3. A 4-digit PIN or PAN (students) is required to activate a new NetID or reset a forgotten NetID password. To retrieve please call: (517-355-4500) with your ZPID and DOB.  
  4. Once you have received your ZPID and your PIN number you will need to activate your MSU Net ID.
  5. Activate your MSU Net ID. Visit the Net ID website and fill out the form with your ZPID and PIN to activate your account. Once it is activated you will have access to MSU email and resources.  

Acquiring a faculty appointment can take some time so it is recommended that the resident apply immediately at the beginning of his or her first year.

All clinical faculty inquiries can be directed to the Business Office at COM.CLINICAL.FACULTY@MSU.EDU

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology:  (517) 353-9334    
  • Family and Community Medicine:  (517) 353-3100
  • Institute for Global Health:  (517) 353-8992
  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics:  (517) 355-6463 ext. 1510
  • Neurology and Ophthalmology:  (517) 884-2493
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine:  (517) 353-9110
  • Osteopathic Medical Specialties:  (517) 353-3211
  • Osteopathic Surgical Specialties:  (517) 353-8470
  • Orthopedics: (517) 353-4100
  • Pediatrics:  (517) 353-3100
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology:  (517) 353-7145     
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation:  (517) 353-0713
  • Physiology:  (517) 353-4539
  • Psychiatry:  (517) 353-4363
  • Radiology:  (517) 355-0120 ext. 234

Assistance with using the resources at the MSU Health Sciences Digital Library is available from:  

Abraham Wheeler
Health Sciences Librarian
Liaison to the College of Osteopathic Medicine
(517) 884.0893

  • The Library Database can be found here.
  • Please go to to search for databases and electronic journals to access, and not clicking "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the library website. The "Sign In" link is for accessing library accounts to check on the status of physical items. If you are still having difficulties, please contact the library directly at 517-353-8700 for further assistance.

To download a Virtual Spartan Card use the following directions:

  1. Download MSU App
  2. Tap on My MSU
  3. Login with their NetID
  4. Tap on the icon in the upper right corner of the screen that is an outline of a head.
  5. View your Virtual Spartan Card

Zoom Access:

  1. Activate MSU NetID following instructions provided
  3. Utilize your email address to login
  4. Login using your MSU email address and password created during NetID set up
  5. Schedule and join meetings