I would love to hear my fellow applicants thoughts on this one. I visited both schools and liked different things about each. If you had to choose one of them , which one suits your fancy? I liked the students more at NYU (seemed more inclined to be social) and felt the clinical experience would be better. However, I think the curriculum at AECOM is pretty cool. Blocks that include preventive medicine and nutrition are pretty appealing to me. Both are top 50 for research, but AECOM is also top 50 for primary care. I'm not much of a rankings sort of person, but was surprised that NYU wasn't ranked for primary care. Location seems to be a big difference. I live in nyc right now and it is nice to get away in no time at all to relax. living in the bronx is a bit different. aside from movies and italian restaurants, you are chillin in your room or riding an express bus to manhattan that stops running around midnight. ugh. anyway, i'd love to hear your perspectives. The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory.