J Korean Med Assoc.  2017 Aug;60(8):654-661. 10.5124/jkma.2017.60.8.654.

Medical education for the Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1Department of Medical Humanities, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. dsahn@korea.ac.kr


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as "˜Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development' has 17 "Global Goals" with 169 targets. This is the resolution by member countries as an intergovernmental agreement that acts as the Post 2015 Development Agenda (successor to the Millennium Development Goals). In conjunction with the United Nations SDG, World Health Organization published "The global strategy on human resources for health: workforce 2030". It is primarily aimed at planners and policy-makers of WHO Member States and, its contents are of value to all relevant stake holders including medical education providers in the health workforce area. This article tried to explore the future direction of medical education to achieve the SDG in relation to Korean context.


United Nations; Health manpower; Social control; Public sector; Social skills

MeSH Terms

Conservation of Natural Resources*
Education, Medical*
Health Manpower
Public Sector
Social Control, Formal
Social Skills
United Nations
World Health Organization

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