Teaching Areas of Interest
Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Military and Operational Medicine
Team-based Learning, Flipped and Collaborative Learning, Global Health
Bob Philpot, PhD, PA-C is the Chairman of the Department of PA Studies in the UTMB School of Medicine. His 26-year military career began as a medic in a helicopter ambulance unit stationed in Hawaii. After his first enlistment, Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1991 he earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Troy State University at Dothan. Dr. Philpot Earned a Master of Medical Science degree from the Emory University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 1994 as a National Health Service Corps Scholar. He was subsequently assigned to a rural health clinic in Parrish, Florida, to pay back his scholarship obligation. During his service period he practiced pediatrics, internal medicine and family practice. His career as a medical educator began in 1998 as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. In December, 2005 he received his PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida. From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Department Chairman and Program Director of South University Physician Assistant Program in Savannah, GA. While serving as the Department Chairman, he also supervised the development and opening of a new Physician Assistant Training Program in Tampa, FL. In the fall of 2009 Bob moved to Jackson, MS where he developed, and served as a Professor and Founding Director of the Magnolia State’s first Masters level physician assistant training program at Mississippi College. In December 2018 he moved to Galveston to join the Faculty at the UTMB Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Philpot is a distinguished fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA).