SHAPED - the Swiss Health Alliance for Interprofessional Education

SHAPED - short for the "Swiss Health Alliance for Interprofessional Education" - is a student-based project which aims to further interprofessional education (IPE) within the health care professions in Switzerland.

Our goal is, in the long run,  to promote IPE in Switzerland and thereby strengthen collaboration in the health care sector. We are convinced that this is not only something future patients will profit from, but also a key factor that will lead to a more sustainable working atmosphere in health care institutions.

To reach this goal, SHAPED creates opportunities for students across all health professions to improve their interprofessional skills and actively engage in interprofessional work and exchange.

"SHAPED is committed to strengthening interprofessional education and cooperation in the Swiss healthcare system."

The upcoming events

Below you find a list of the planned SHAPED events taking place. You can find more detailed information in the subsections regarding the event category you are interested in.
We would love to get to know you soon and are happy to answer any questions via email:

Shadowing Program

We invite YOU to spend half- to a full day with one of our tutors and get to know them and their work. You will not only gain insight into a new profession, but also share your own experience and elaborate with your tutor on what fruitful interprofessional teamwork should look like!

For more information on our Shadowing Program, check out this page.

Winter Social

This is your final chance of the year to get to know the SHAPED-family and meet healthcare students from all over Switzerland. Our Winter Social will take place on 11. December, in the afternoon - in person, in Zurich!

Please send us an email, so we can put you on the guestlist! :-)

IP Case Discussions

We are working on the next ICD. In the meantime you can find out more about what ICD's are on this page.

For any questions or remarks, please don't hesitate to contact us via

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About us

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IP Case Discussions

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