Proper Usage?

Google search engine, word ranking and quality scores has forced me to go public with this and I want everyone to weigh in…

what is the most common form to phrase or abbreviate post baccalaureate premedical program? Trivial you think. Not when you are trying to use Google Keywords to generate both interest in the OPM website and Conference. It seems Post-Bacc (double “c”) is treated different than Post-Bac (single “c”) than Post Bacc or Post Bacc (no hyphen just space) and Postbacc or Postbac. Even my two hardcore geeky programmers where surprised at how google pointed them to different sites based on form. And it turns out since we dont know how people will search on this, I try to include all. Here is the list, pick your fav and respond. Thanx all

Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program

Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program

Post-baccalaureate Pre Medical Program

Post-baccalaureate Premed Program

Post-baccalaureate Pre-med Program

Post-baccalaureate Pre med Program

Post-baccalaureate Premedical

Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical

Post-baccalaureate Pre Medical

Post-baccalaureate Premed

Post-baccalaureate Pre-med

Post-baccalaureate Pre med

Post baccalaureate Premedical Program

Post baccalaureate Pre-medical Program

Post baccalaureate Pre Medical Program

Post baccalaureate Premed Program

Post baccalaureate Pre-med Program

Post baccalaureate Pre med Program

Post baccalaureate Premedical

Post baccalaureate Pre-medical

Post baccalaureate Pre Medical

Post baccalaureate Premed

Post baccalaureate Pre-med

Post baccalaureate Pre med

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Postbaccalaureate Pre medical Program

Postbaccalaureate Pre Medical Program

Postbaccalaureate Premed Program

Postbaccalaureate Pre med Program

Postbaccalaureate Pre med Program

Postbaccalaureate Premedical

Postbaccalaureate Pre medical

Postbaccalaureate Pre Medical

Postbaccalaureate Premed

Postbaccalaureate Pre-med

Postbaccalaureate Pre med

Uh, wow! that is a list - I would have never thought there were so many iterations of Post-Bacc Pre-Med or PB PM.

Pretty sure I searched by " Post-baccalaureate Premed "


Apologies that I can’t help. I did want to mention that, to the best of my memory, I found OPM by searching for “RN to MD” - even though I wasn’t even an RN at the time, haha. I was considering accelerated BSN/RN programs but becoming increasingly interested in medicine…

What an interesting question…I would say Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program (abbreviated Postbac Premed) is the most accurate.

Never mind.

I didn’t search on any of those. I searched for “older medical students”. I’m very happy that search produced OPM!!!


I’ll go with “Post-baccalaureate Pre-medical Program”