The Story Behind
Providing Comprehensive Online Training and Practical Workshops, Guided by Renowned Experts in Aesthetic Medicine.
SAMBA : Shaping the Future of Learning for Aspiring Aesthetic Medicine Specialists.
SAMBA Swiss Aesthetic Medicine and Business Academy is more than just a training program; it’s the result of a heartfelt journey—a complete solution for those who want to become experts in aesthetic medicine. Our approach combines online learning with in-person practical training on models.
Our story began on Christmas Eve in 2021, during the challenging times of the COVID pandemic. SAMBA’s co-founders, Dr. Patricia Delarive and Dr. Guilhem Poron, both had been working in the field of aesthetic medicine for a long time and shared the same observations : there was a noticeable absence of comprehensive courses in aesthetic medicine.
Driven by a deep sense of purpose, they embarked on an ambitious project with a simple yet powerful idea: create a hybrid program that combines online learning with in-person practice.
To bring this vision to life, they needed the best doctors from each field to teach. So, they invited skilled aesthetic physicians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons from all over Europe to join them on this journey. Together, they built SAMBA—a place where passion and expertise come together, where eager learners discover the art of aesthetic medicine, and where dreams are transformed into attainable goals.
Throughout our journey, the core values of SCIENCE BASED, SAFETY, ETHICS, and HARMONY have been the cornerstone of SAMBA since its inception. These values have guided every step of our path, serving as the bedrock upon which SAMBA was built.
Meet the team behind SAMBA. From left to right : Anouk, the coordinator, Dr. Guilhem Poron, the Medical Director and lastly the president, Dr. Patricia Delarive.
Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Simplifying Aesthetic Medicine Through Proven Wisdom
Our founding members embarked on a mission to offer the very best in aesthetic medicine through a hundred online courses.
Our inspiration came from the success of Professor Ivo Pitanguy, an esteemed aesthetic surgeon who made surgical procedures simpler and safer in aesthetic surgery, and the PADI school, which teaches people to scuba dive safely in just a few days. These inspirations led us to create engaging educational courses for aspiring aesthetic doctors.
In March 2023, after two years of intensive production, the courses were finally ready and put online. The response was amazing : doctors loved being able to learn at their own pace. If they had questions or problems, they could get help from the SAMBA support team
The practical workshop day with expert doctors, following the online theory, became a highlight of their journey.
A strong community of doctors grew on the SAMBA platform. They share their experiences and asked for advice on cases they encountered in their practice. SAMBA’s expert doctors and other SAMBA graduates are always there to help with kindness and expertise.
SAMBA stands by you right from the beginning of your journey in aesthetic medicine and for the years that lie ahead.
CME, CPD Accreditation
UEMS‑Accredited Course in Aesthetic Medicine
Obtain CME/CPD points with our e-courses for continuing education.
The program is distinguished for its high scientific value and esteemed faculty of top-tier instructors.
Agreement with the American Medical Association ensures doctors’ continuing education is recognized beyond Europe.
Benefit from financial aid & deductions for continuing education expenses.
Frequently Asked Questions
This training is exclusively reserved for doctors and medical students wishing to specialize in aesthetic medicine, whether they are beginners or already experienced in the field.
You can start the SAMBA training at any time. Our flexible program allows you to progress at your own pace, providing the freedom to begin whenever suits you best. The duration of the training varies based on your time commitment. Most students typically finish the course within 6 months.
For those pursuing the Full Diploma, we offer in-person workshop four times a year. These sessions are an excellent opportunity to validate your practical skills. They are the perfect complement to your online training, offering full immersion into aesthetic medicine practice.
There is no specific level required to take this online SAMBA degree, but you must have a medical degree or post-graduate medical school certification before starting the training.
The SAMBA program is a hybrid one and has two main parts: first, you’ll do the theoretical training online, where you’ll study interactive modules, watch videos, and take quizzes. You can do this from anywhere with an internet connection.
Once you finish all 104 e-courses and pass the final exam, you can join the SAMBA practical workshop. These workshops happen in January and September each year and provide hands-on experience which conclude your SAMBA experience.
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Yes, a practical workshop in Switzerland is included in the full diploma. It is offered 4 times a year and will enable you to practice injections on mannequins. In fact, you can take the workshop included in the full diploma, and then do a second one later on to perfect your skills.
The full diploma program is priced at 9,900€, and it includes the practical workshop. For more details on pricing and additional information, you can visit our pricing page.
Regarding the duration of the course, it varies to accommodate your schedule. You have the flexibility to complete the 100+ hours of videos and graduate in as little as two months. However, most students typically finish the course within 6 months.
Please note that the practical workshops, which are included in the full diploma price, are conducted every 6 months, in January and September.
Yes, SAMBA online training is designed to be flexible and to fit your schedule, which means that you can follow it at your own pace and in parallel with your professional activity.
The SAMBA online program is a privately offered post-graduate training program in aesthetic medicine. The SAMBA program holds recognition from the UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes), ensuring that it awards CME CPD (Continuing Medical Education Continuing Professional Development) points recognized throughout Europe.
These CME CPD points can also be converted to the American Medical Association (AMA) equivalent, making the program recognized on a global scale.
At the conclusion of the online training, you will be awarded a SAMBA International Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine in paper format. This diploma not only certifies your successful completion of all the courses and modules within the training but also grants you CME (Continuing Medical Education) points, affirming your expertise in aesthetic medicine.
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