Health professions

The Swiss healthcare system needs a sufficient supply of qualified professionals. The FOPH regulates the health professions and assures high standards of quality in training and practice. Find out here about the medical and psychology professions and healthcare professions requiring qualifications offered by universities of applied sciences. You’ll also find information on the recognition of qualifications obtained abroad and the accreditation of basic and advanced training programmes. 

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Increasing the number of well-qualified health professionals is a key element in the Federal Council’s Health2020 strategy. Over 90 sub-projects are being run to achieve this aim, and these are described in a series of individual factsheets. Our page "Alle Aktivitäten Gesundheit2020" provides information on each sub-project – background, objectives, implementation status and further steps. Documents are available in German and French. These sub-projects relate to the promotion of qualified health professionals: 

Medical professions

The FOPH is responsible for medical professions requiring university-level study, and runs the register of medical professionals. We work closely with the universities, professional organisations and cantonal authorities. Find out more here.

Psychology professions

The FOPH is responsible for regulating the psychology professions and runs the register of psychology professionals. We work closely with the universities, professional organisations and cantonal authorities. Find out more here.

Foreign diplomas of health professions

The FOPH is responsible for the recognition of foreign university degrees and advanced training qualifications for university-level medical professions and the psychology professions. Find out more here.

Accreditation of health professions

Accreditation is the means by which the FOPH assures a high quality of basic and advanced healthcare training producing well qualified, expert professionals. Find out more here.

Foreign diplomas of health professions

The FOPH is responsible for the recognition of foreign university degrees and advanced training qualifications for university-level medical professions and the psychology professions. Find out more here.