I'm still a student, but I've been working in a hospital as an "IT developer" for almost two years now (one day a week, since covid homeoffice).
I totally understand that they don't have time to teach the newcomers, but the first days they told us not to really ask them anything, everything is on Google, if you learn it yourselves, you'll remember it better. I'm okay with that, but after few months I got a task, an idea of an app, without details or any specifications. He literally told me three sentences. I had to choose language and framework, created design representation of how it could look and work so I would be sure I understood what he meant. He answered something like "that's nice."
So I started, learned new language from scratch, built something, whenever I asked about some detail, I got one sentence answer. When I asked how to do logging and about data security (because patients data are super sensitive) and what exactly needs to be considered, because I felt like that should be checked by someone, specifically when I do it for the first time and only following google, they kinda laughed at me without answer.
My boss asked me to show him what I do after a whole year and just now they told me that no one in the whole IT there knows that framework, even though that was the first thing I tried to consult with him. No code review, not once. He only looked at it and said he liked it.
I understand I got that tasks, which can last long and does not need that much supervision, due to working only one day a week, but I only want to ask, if it's normal to leave new developers without absolutely any guidance whatsoever. I don't want to cause any security problems and this worries me pretty much. I cannot compare to other workplaces, but when I got stuck with my very first project there, one colleague took the repository and I've never heard about it since, not about what the problem was, how it was fixed or if the project was even used then. I just got another task. Without a single word of feedback.
Is it a red flag or am I paranoid? I only want to know if I should go with it, or if I should try to change it and push it.