So I am a freshman right now and just finished my first term at my school. On one of my finals, I got sick right before and therefore couldn't take it, and got an F in the class as a result. The class was one of those intro humanities classes which you need to take as per the university standards but is absolutely not necessary for med school. For my other classes, I got an A, A, and A+. So, my question is, can I explain this grade to med schools? Will this hurt my GPA in terms of how med schools look at my transcript?