Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge

Student Life: Human Component

For medical and graduate students, the frenetic pace of learning extends through the day into night. To ensure a well-rounded lifestyle, Stanford School of Medicine's Student Life offers areas that blend relaxation and rejuvenation into the learning experience. A variety of study, reflection, and social spaces emphasize balance--a vital aspect of a student's well-being.

In the new Learning and Knowledge Center, students find places to study, work, and connect with their peers, or find a quiet moment alone to reflect. A lounge and entertainment area, and a rooftop terrace create a stress-free environment to complement the study spaces. Fitness facilities let students squeeze in a workout between classes or laboratories, while a project rehearsal area provides students with a state of the art space to practice key presentations. The Med Café on the first floor serves "grab-and-go" meals during the day, and kitchen amenities for a quick bite off-hours.

With limited time at their disposal, students need an easily accessible retreat that nurtures a sense of community. This blended space puts work and play under one roof--a home away from home.  To learn more about student life in the School of Medicine please visit,

Please note that access to the LKSC 4th Floor, Student Lounge and Fitness Center space is exclusive for School of Medicine Medical Students and School of Medicine Graduate Students (Biosciences (PhD/Masters); BioEngineering, Biology, Biophysics, Stem Cell) and/or Stanford University Graduate Students working in School of Medicine labs approved by their Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Advisors.

For Medical Student access please contact the Office of Medical Student Affairs: Mijiza Sanchez, (650) 497-9594 Sarina Tom (650) 725-3777.

For Graduate Student access please contact the Office of Graduate Education: Julianna Prieto, (650) 725-0537

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