The Anesthesia Simulator Consultant was designed to provide anesthesiologists the opportunity to practice the management of anesthesia-critical incidents. The program simulates the operating room environment in a graphic display on the screen of a personal computer. Physiologic models predict the patient responses and an automated record-keeping system produces a detailed summary of the case. An expert system provides interpretations of patient information, differential diagnosis, and treatment for abnormal patient conditions. The coupling of the simulator, recorder, and expert system creates a unique self-study and evaluation environment.