SHAPED - the Swiss Health Alliance for Interprofessional Education

SHAPED - short for the "Swiss Health Alliance for Interprofessional Education" - is a students- and young-professional-based association, which aims to further interprofessional education (IPE) within the healthcare system in Switzerland.

Our goal is to promote IPE in Switzerland and thereby strengthen collaboration in the healthcare 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 healthcare institutions.

To reach this goal, SHAPED creates opportunities for students and young professionals across all healthcare 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."

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:

IP Case Discussions

In April and May we will be holding an ICD at the ZHAW's department of health, integrated in their curriculum! To make it more interprofessional, we need voluntary medical und pharmacy students who want to take part in the ICD's. Further information on the ICD's page.

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

We won the Anna Laven Prize!

In the fall of 2022 we won a prize given for projects which enhance interprofessional education and collaboration!

For more information on the Anna Laven Prize, check out our "What's new" page

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.

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About us

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IP Case Discussions

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