The medical school in Ponce, Puerto Rico seems like an unlikely place to start a revolution in education.

While it may look unassuming, with its campus bordered by empty lots, low slung buildings, auto body shops and the freeway, Ponce Health Sciences University is ground zero for an experiment in education that could radically transform the way medicine is taught.

It’s there, a few miles from a Hilton coastal beach resort on the southern part of the island that the investment firm, University Ventures, and its portfolio company Tiber Health, a public benefit corporation launched earlier this year, have planted a flag for a technology-enabled curriculum that the company claims can combat one of the world’s growing problems — a shortage of doctors.

By 2025, the U.S. could find itself needing somewhere between 14,900 and 35,600 primary care physicians. Staffing shortfalls for certain specialists could reach between 37,400 and 60,300 physicians over the same period, according to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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