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 this space is exclusive for MD Students and School of Medicine Graduate Students, as well as graduate students in BioEngineering, Biology, and Biophysics or those working in SOM labs. If you fall under one of these categories yet do not have access to the space please contact Sarina Tom [stom] or via phone at (650) 725-3777.

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