I'm in one now. In fact, took the last final for the semester today.
It is very fast paced. A few students in my class really struggled with staying on top of the coursework, and the instructors strongly advise you not work during the school year. I'd agree with them. Your waking moments will involve school, school, more school.
I can't say for your instructors, but mine like to get sneaky and detail orientated on the tests.
I think that to succeed in a 10 month program, you must be very organized, dedicated, and able to prioritize assignments.
And maybe be a little bit crazy.